AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe (ASWP) Territory Manager Kyle Couture was recently appointed vice president of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) Board of Directors. Couture’s one-year term began April 1, 2021. Couture will also continue to serve as chair of the organization’s Steel Pipe Section.
Couture earned his mechanical engineering degree from Auburn University and joined AMERICAN in 1996. He worked in the AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe and ASWP Sales Divisions until 2002 when he became a project engineer in ASWP Customer Service. In 2005, Couture was promoted to assistant manager of ASWP Customer Service, and he was named territory manager of ASWP in 2019. He holds Professional Engineer registrations in Florida and Mississippi. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and integrally involved with the development and maintenance of steel pipe standards with the American Water Works Association’s Steel Water Pipe Manufacturers Technical Advisory Committee.
STI/SPFA is a non-profit trade organization whose member companies fabricate steel tanks, pipe and pressure vessels for use in the petroleum, food, water and chemical processing industries. STI/SPFA also provides a Quality Certification Program to ensure pipe fabricators meet certain quality requirements. ASWP holds this certification, which is a requirement in most piping specifications in the U.S. water transmission industry. To learn more, visit steeltank.com.